I was in the market for a new pore-clearing mask...
I had been using Murad's Clarifying Mask $37 at Ulta
Which was a good mask, but I was looking to see what was in a bit lower of a price range, I came across this Origin's Mask for under $20
Their "Active Charcoal Mask" absorbs all pore clogging particles and makes skin look and feel amazing! I like to use once a week, I smooth on before getting into the bathtub and then I gently remove with lukewarm water on a wash cloth. I think that all skin types can use this gentle product!
The deets from Origins: When environmental toxins, dirt and debris get under your skin, its waste-filtering system gets jammed, pores get clogged, skin looks cloudy. Nature's complexion clean-up crew gets to the bottom of skins overcast condition and clears the way for it to act its best. Activated Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers, White China Clay absorbs environmental toxins, Lecithin dissolves impurities. Without all that "stuff" down there, skin "breathes a sigh of relief."
I am THRILLED that I was able to get a [very limited] spot with Orlando Santiago
Celebrity Makeup Artist for a FULL DAY Hands-On workshop in Chicago on June 8th!
The deets on the class are as follows:
For anyone just getting started or interested in pursuing a career in makeup, The Essential for Makeup Artistry is the perfect introduction to the world of professional makeup artistry. In this workshop you will explore all aspects and an application. Starting from the basics, we’ll take you through the entire process of creating a flawless beauty makeup, from foundation to finish help you understand your product and tools, create a strong comprehension of texture and contour and how to design and create a perfect makeup application for every occasion. If you have already been doing makeup, but have never received formal training, The Essentials of Makeup Artistry is a fantastic compliment to your current skills and will fine tune your technique and gain a stronger understanding of the decision making process you will use to become the best artist you can be. Attendees will observe demonstrations, and participate in hands-on application of all makeup technique reviewed while receiving support and feedback from a celebrity artist.
You'll be wanting to book with me when I get back from Chicago so I can use all these incredible skills on you!
I hope you'll be supporting me during my hosting debut on Bridge Street, WSYR Channel 9 at 10am tomorrow! For my blog readers only, here is a sneak peek of who will be on the show...
Committee Members and Guest Appearance Stars for this weekend's "OzStravaganza" which is a Wizard of Oz themed festival in Chittenango, NY, which happens to be the birthplace of the famous story's author!
We will be chatting with individuals and student authors as part of "Say Yes to Education" young authors series that was renewed in finding from the National Grid Foundation. There will be young authors on the show to tell us about their experience!
I'm particularly excited to interview the winner of the 2012 Miss CNY Scholarship Pageant, Mackenzie, as well as the founder of the pageant, Mia.
We will also be talking to the Home Learner's Association of CNY, which is a not for profit that supports homeschooling in the Central New York region.
Please tune in tomorrow for the full show details!
For this week's TV appearance, I wanted to amp up the coverage of my foundation, but instead i decided to go with a full coverage concealer - and who better than the best in full coverage makeup than Make Up For Ever
This stuff is powerful enough to cover a tattoo
But gentle and blend able enough to really work wonders under the eye area
I dotted it onto the under eye and over some blemish spots and then blended it out with a pointed foundation brush
Then I applied a thin application of Make Up For Ever's HD Foundation
Which not only had this amazing coverage (check out this transition)
but also looks photo ready without any finishing powder (although I always use a finishing powder)
A while back I had blogged about how they did an ad campaign in 2011/2012 that showed real cell phone and digital camera pics that were not retouched
To show the type of HD light reflecting power that this product has. I had worn the foundation for a while, but forgot how much I liked it (I am always trying new products)
Hopefully this will be just what I need for tomorrow's show!